To the Island / An tOileán Thiar

Date 01.09.2020 - 30.04.2021
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A lyrical picturebook by leading Galway children’s writer Patricia Forde, with gorgeous illustrations from Italian artist Nicola Bernardelli, published in Irish and English. Fia longs to see the mythical island of Hy Brasil. One night a moonbeam leads her across the bay to the island, where the air is thick with secrets.


To get your copy of the book visit Little Island Books


The book is being gifted to every child starting school in Galway in 2020 and is being distributed in partnership with the galway County Library Service through the Mobile Libraries.

Anna Mullarkey – To The Island

Singer Anna Mullarkey released her single “To the Island” on Tuesday Dec 8.

This was commissioned by Galway 2020 and in collaboration with Sam Wright, David Shaughnessy, Black Gate Studio, Lakshika Serasinhe, Strange Brew and “To the Island” author, Patricia Forde.

You can watch the video for Anna’s single on YouTube or listen on Spotify